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Christianity and Vegetarianism

It is a well-known fact that multiple groups of people choose to live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle purely for religious reasons. In Jainism, vegetarianism is mandatory for everyone and in Hinduism it is advocated in many influential scriptures-yet veganism and vegetarianism is not usually connected with Christianity. 1,238 more words


MN Appeals Court Holds County Ordinances Prohibiting New Feedlots in Urban Expansion Districts Did Not Prohibit Permit to Operate Feedlot in Joint Planning Area

Relators Tammy Loncorich and several of her neighbors challenged a conditional use permit granted to respondents Kevin and Kelsey Buss by respondent McLeod County Board of Commissioners. 408 more words

Current Caselaw

On free-market economics & the actual meaning of words.

Despite being rather politically liberal, I consider myself a free market economist.

(Maybe it’s unfair to self-describe as an economist, though?  I did the coursework for a master’s degree in economics… but couldn’t get a degree because I didn’t complete the residency requirement.  1,662 more words

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The Scarecrow

A few days ago, a friend from Spain sent me the link to the short animated film above. We were flat mates for about 8 months, and during this time, we had many conversations about recipes, dieting, and food policy. 127 more words

American Food Industry

All Animal Live's Matter, Not Just Cecil.

On the 1st of July 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer shot and killed Cecil, a lion famous in Zimbabwe, who had been living Hwange Park. Palmer lured Cecil out of the enclosement, shot him with an arrow, and let him roam around injured for 40 hours, before being finally shot, skinned, and decapitated. 806 more words


Carnism: Why We Eat Certain Animals

Carnism is a term coined by Dr Melanie Joy, a psychologist and Harvard educated professor in the 2009 book: “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” It is an invisible belief system, or ideology that conditions people to eat certain animals. 715 more words